Over the years, I have curated a collection of tried and true kitchen tools. As we prepare for the holidays, I thought it would be helpful to share my kitchen essentials for preparing a holiday meal. Whether you’re hosting a large gathering or an intimate group, there is nothing more stressful than getting halfway through a recipe and realizing you don’t have everything you need! I want you to go into this holiday season prepped and ready to cook, bake, and host! Below are some of my must-have Thanksgiving kitchen tools!
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This Williams Sonoma set is perfect for turkey prep. It includes a digital thermometer, cotton cooking twine, 2 turkey forks, 3 brining bags, a glass bulb baster, fat separator, and a basting brush. This set has the tools to help you prep, baste, cook, and serve the perfect thanksgiving turkey! If you’re looking for an even more elevated set, this is another great option!
When it comes time to carve your Thanksgiving turkey, this cutting and carving board is essential! The unique grid of ridges in the center of the board holds meat in place for easy and seamless carving.
This is an absolute MUST have for Thanksgiving. Slicing your beautifully roasted turkey can be a rather daunting task, however an electric knife brings incredible ease to this task!
It’s critical to have a meat thermometer to ensure your turkey reaches the recommended internal temperature. I use this digital, instant-read thermometer for my turkey, roasts, and steaks and love it! I’ve also heard incredible things about the MEATER thermometer. Either of these would be a wonderful gift for anyone that cooks.
I absolutely love this all-in-one brining kit. It includes a flavorful brining blend, turkey rub, and brining bag. This kit is the key to a fabulous and flavorful Thanksgiving turkey!
If you’re tasked with roasting the turkey, make sure you have food-safe cooking twine! One thing is for sure, if you want a perfectly cooked bird, you must truss your turkey!
When I host Thanksgiving, there is no shortage of side dishes, vegetables, and casseroles! This Le Creuset set has the perfect variety for the many side dishes a Thanksgiving meal calls for. I absolutely swear by this brand!
Though I love making pumpkin bread from scratch (see my go-to recipe HERE), sometimes it’s just easier to use a premade mix. If you’re looking to save the time it takes to cook from scratch, this mix is my favorite alternative! Bake in this Botanical Pumpkin Loaf Pan to bring the beauty of fall into your Thanksgiving dessert!